March 24, 2012 |
It can't be a very good spring when you've had half as many closed-door meetings with the manager and general manager (two) as you've had hits (four) in a dozen exhibition games. But those were the sad statistics Bobby Abreu was saddled with Saturday after being summoned by Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and GM Jerry Dipoto, who questioned the veteran outfielder about his critical comments to a Venezuelan publication. Abreu, unhappy with his diminished role, entered camp saying he preferred to be traded if he wasn't going to play every day, comments that got him called into the manager's office before the team's first full-squad workout.
May 3, 2012 |
Get your arms around this one: The Los Angeles team with the best record in its league is about to pick up a reject from the Los Angeles team in its division cellar. That's right, the Dodgers' new owners are on the verge of acquiring their first player and it's Bobby Abreu. The team is closing in on a deal with the former Angels outfielder, according to multiple people who spoke on the condition of anonymity because an agreement hasn't been finalized. Abreu, who was released by the Angels on Friday, in theory would provide a left-handed bat off the bench and an occasional starter in left field, one source said.
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February 21, 2012 |
Tempe, Ariz.-- Bobby Abreu hasn't arrived at Angels camp, but the veteran outfielder has already caused a stir, telling a reporter from ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com on Tuesday that he would prefer to be traded if he isn't playing every day. "I'm an everyday player, I can still be in the lineup for a major league team," Abreu, who will be 38 in March, said by phone from Venezuela. "I will not be on the bench knowing that I can play. If the Angels don't have a position for me, then the best thing is to trade me. " The problem is the Angels can't guarantee Abreu a starting job this early in camp, and they would prefer to hold onto Abreu as insurance in case Kendrys Morales doesn't return from a broken left ankle and Mark Trumbo is slow to return from a stress fracture in his right foot.
February 11, 2009 |
The Angels, in dire need of a power boost from the left side, have expressed serious interest in Bobby Abreu and are expected to sign the free-agent outfielder to a one-year deal by the start of spring training Saturday. Abreu, who turns 35 on March 11, is scheduled to undergo a physical in Southern California today, according to a source who is familiar with negotiations but not authorized to discuss them publicly. Foxsports.
September 21, 2009 |
Nearing the end of a grueling season-ending stretch in which they'll play 50 games in 52 days, Manager Mike Scioscia gave right fielder and No. 3 batter Bobby Abreu , who is hitless in 12 at-bats over his last three games, Sunday off. "He's played a lot down the stretch, so we'll try to freshen him up a bit and get him back in there at home," Scioscia said. "At this point of the season, you want to be a step ahead of things if you can. At times, it's important to sit back and watch a game."
March 29, 2012 |
By the end of the day Thursday, veteran reliever Jason Isringhausen will know whether he has secured a spot in the Angels bullpen or is headed for retirement. Isringhausen, the 39-year-old right-hander who signed a minor league contract in February, is scheduled to pitch the second of back-to-back games Thursday when the Angels face the Kansas City Royals in Tempe Diablo Stadium. After struggling with mechanics and command in two of his first four outings, Isringhausen looked sharper Wednesday when he retired the side in order in an inning against the Cincinnati Reds.